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  1. 28 Feb '13 05:32
    http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/27/bob-woodward-on-white-house-threat-it-makes-me-very-uncomfortable-to-have-the-white-house-telling-reporters-youre-going-to-regret-doing-something-that-you-believe-in/

    Apparently someone in the White House was threatening Bob Woodward for telling a story the way he saw it.

    Of course, Bob was very gracious to our messiah, saying that he was sure that Obama would not have approved.
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    28 Feb '13 05:51 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/27/bob-woodward-on-white-house-threat-it-makes-me-very-uncomfortable-to-have-the-white-house-telling-reporters-youre-going-to-regret-doing-something-that-you-believe-in/

    Apparently someone in the White House was threatening Bob Woodward for telling a story the way he saw it.

    Of course, Bob was very gracious to our messiah, saying that he was sure that Obama would not have approved.
    If Woodward doesn't get the same degree of access to people at the White House as he has been used to, being the celebrity/journalist, he will regret it. It's undoubtedly true. This "threat" sounds like a turn of phrase used in a discussion in which there was a difference of opinion as to Woodward's analysis. It sounds to me like Woodward is trying to create a I-said-he-said story about himself rather than just telling the [far more important] political story as he saw it. Coming off as a miffed, self-important hack who licked his wounds in public is something he may have even more cause to regret, when all is said and done, than falling out with his erstwhile cozy contacts at the White House.
  3. 28 Feb '13 13:26
    Originally posted by FMF
    If Woodward doesn't get the same degree of access to people at the White House as he has been used to, being the celebrity/journalist, he will regret it. It's undoubtedly true. This "threat" sounds like a turn of phrase used in a discussion in which there was a difference of opinion as to Woodward's analysis. It sounds to me like Woodward is trying to create a I ...[text shortened]... all is said and done, than falling out with his erstwhile cozy contacts at the White House.
    Speaking of the Whitehouse, do they still limit you to 3 report ins per day?
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    28 Feb '13 14:15
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    Speaking of the Whitehouse, do they still limit you to 3 report ins per day?
    No idea what you are on about. Some sort of U.S.-specific reference?
  5. 28 Feb '13 21:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/27/bob-woodward-on-white-house-threat-it-makes-me-very-uncomfortable-to-have-the-white-house-telling-reporters-youre-going-to-regret-doing-something-that-you-believe-in/

    Apparently someone in the White House was threatening Bob Woodward for telling a story the way he saw it.

    Of course, Bob was very gracious to our messiah, saying that he was sure that Obama would not have approved.
    A friend of mine who moved here from the Ukraine said that this was a common practice of the communist party. He also said that threat 'you'll be sorry' was usually followed through with. I hope this isn't true for Bob.
  6. 28 Feb '13 22:33
    Democrats/Liberals/Leftists/Whatever LOVE to threaten retribution once they take power.
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Mar '13 00:55
    Originally posted by boonon
    A friend of mine who moved here from the Ukraine said that this was a common practice of the communist party. He also said that threat 'you'll be sorry' was usually followed through with. I hope this isn't true for Bob.
    There are people at freerepublic.com who claim that Obama has had several prominent journalists killed, including Andrew Breitbart, and that Bob Woodward is probably now going to meet the same fate.
  8. 01 Mar '13 01:04
    Originally posted by FMF
    There are people at freerepublic.com who claim that Obama has had several prominent journalists killed, including Andrew Breitbart, and that Bob Woodward is probably now going to meet the same fate.
    Can you blame them?
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Mar '13 01:11
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Can you blame them?
    Blame them for what?
  10. 01 Mar '13 02:25
    Originally posted by FMF
    There are people at freerepublic.com who claim that Obama has had several prominent journalists killed, including Andrew Breitbart, and that Bob Woodward is probably now going to meet the same fate.
    Wow. I never heard that about Breitbart. It's a pretty scary thought about what goes on at a governmental level that is not meant for public eyes.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Mar '13 02:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by boonon
    Wow. I never heard that about Breitbart. It's a pretty scary thought about what goes on at a governmental level that is not meant for public eyes.
    Breitbart is just the tip of the iceberg perhaps. There may have been dozens of prominent journalists that have been assassinated or targeted for assassination [like talk-radio host Michael Savage, who narrowly escaped] on direct orders but other journalists are unwilling to report on it either because they are afraid or because they are Obama supporters.